Redcat Racing Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Vehicles Due to Remote Control Defect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2008
Release #08-318

Firm's Recall Hotline: (602) 454-6445
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Redcat Racing Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Vehicles Due to Remote Control Defect

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Redcat Racing FM Remote Controlled Vehicles

Units: About 1,400

Distributor: Redcat Racing Co., of Phoenix, Ariz.

Hazard: The remote control unit can lose its signal, causing the toy vehicle to lose control, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Redcat Racing has received about 15 reports of remote control malfunctions. There have been no injuries reported.

Description: The recalled remote controls were included in the remote cars as shown below. These cars were sold in a variety of colors. The model name and numbers are located on the body of the vehicle or on the retail packaging:

ModelDescriptionModel Number
Hurricane XP (1/8 Road Buggy) Green/Flame HURRICANEXP-GF
  Orange/Black HURRICANEXP-OB
  Orange/Flame HURRICANEXP-OF
  Yellow/Flame HURRICANEXP-YF
Hurricane XP Pro(1/8 Road Buggy) Green/Flame-Blue Aluminum HURRICANPRO-GF
  Silver-Blue Aluminum HURRICANPRO-SB
  Yellow/Flame-Blue Aluminum HURRICANPRO-YF
Avalanche XP (1/8 Off Road Truck) Blue/Yellow AVALANCHEXP-94087-BY
  Red/Green AVALANCHEXP-94087-RG
  Red AVALANCHEXP-94087-R
Monsoon XP (1/8 Off Road Truggy) Blue/Yellow MONSOONXP-94085-BY
  Red/White/Blue MONSOONXP-94085-RWB
  Red/Yellow MONSOONXP-94085-RY
Tsunami Ultrawide (1/10 Truggy) Blue/Flame TSUNAMIUW-BF-94110W
  Red/Flame TSUNAMIUW-RF-94110W

Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from March 2007 through April 2008 for between $260 and $400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Redcat Racing for a replacement remote control.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Redcat Racing Co. collect at (602) 454-6445 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or at www.redcatracing.com

 

Picture of Recalled Redcat Racing Hurricane XP and Hurricane Pro FM Remote Controlled Vehicles

Picture of Recalled Redcat Racing Avalanche XP FM Remote Controlled Vehicles

Picture of Recalled Redcat Racing Monsoon XP FM Remote Controlled Vehicles

Picture of Recalled Redcat Racing Tsunamai Ultrawide FM Remote Controlled Vehicles